Host Site Coordinator: York Technical College, Rock Hill, SC
Event Type: Vehicle Exhibits, Speakers, Seminars
Attendees: 250 Students, Educators, Government Officials, Community Groups
Participating Sponsors / Partners: Clean Cities Charlotte, Clean Cities South Carolina, DOE, and DHEC
Event Highlights: The event was kicked off with a morning press conference. Mayor pro-tem Kathy Pender welcomed guests and got the festivities underway. The program consisted of morning and afternoon sessions focusing on alternative fuel vehicles and biodiesel production and use. A wide variety of AFVs were on display ranging from hybrid cars and electric- and biodieselpowered vehicles. Mecklenburg County Air Quality provided free gas cap checks in the parking lot with free caps to those that failed in order to raise awareness of the small steps that individuals can do to make a difference.
Site: York Technical College/Charlotte Clean Cities/Palmetto State Clean Fuels Coalition
Audience: General Public
Highlights: Alternative fuels for on-road equipment. York Energy Expo.
Site: York Technical College, Rock Hill
Format: Conference/Ride and Drive
Audience: Fleets, Students, Associates, Civic-Minded People
Highlights: Speaker from DOE gave keynote address; 20-25 vehicles on display; a 1918 Detroit Electric was a centerpiece; York president gave opening remarks.